Srinagar: In a big development, the meet scheduled to take place between India and Pakistan in New York on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly has been cancelled, according to reports on Friday.
The decision comes from the Indian side after three policemen were killed in southern Kashmir’s Shopian town on Friday morning.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told media that since yesterday’s announcement of meeting of foreign ministers of India & Pakistan, two deeply disturbing developments took place.
“Latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan entities & recent release of series of 20 postal stamps by Pakistan glorifying terrorists,” he said.
He said: “It’s obvious that behind Pakistan’s proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed & true face of new Prime Minister of Pakistan has been revealed to world in his first few months in the office.”
Earlier on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be meeting her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York.
Raveesh Kumar said: “I can confirm that on the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between EAM and Pakistani foreign minister will take place on the sidelines of the UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time.”